nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

garden escapes: having fun

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I have been working at my garden escapes project for almost a month now. Many of the poems are simple free verse, usually evenly divided in stanzas of four to seven lines, often consisting of regular numbers of syllables. I have also tried some other forms, the pantoum and the ghazal. And most fun of all, for a few poems, I have tried shape poems, using the lines of the poem to create shapes reflective of the subject matter.

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Here is a poem that goes a step further. The shape shows the shape of lupins growing in the ditch; the colours are the colours of the flowers.

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lunpins Giants Glan

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And, a poem about chokecherries, in the shape of the hanging blossoms or berries.

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I will continue to work with these, perhaps aiming to make the poem read sensibly no matter which way you approach it.

I’d appreciate any comments, positive or negative!

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All my best,

doing my best to stay in my shape,

Jane

 

Written by jane tims

July 27, 2020 at 7:00 am

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  1. I really like the creative flower formatting, Jane. It really draws you in (no pun intended!).

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    Jane Fritz

    July 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    • hi Jane. Reminds me of your colourful Robby Robin drawings. Where did they go?

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      jane tims

      July 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      • Good memory, Jane. They’re still illustrating the stories but my grandkids outgrew them!

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        Jane Fritz

        July 27, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      • That happens. They’ll become interested again, from a different perspective, when they are 18-25 ….

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        jane tims

        July 27, 2020 at 6:59 pm

  2. Very creative and fun. I particularly like how you played with the lupines. I’m very visual with a love for words so seeing the two forms put together is a treat. 🙂

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    Robin

    July 27, 2020 at 7:53 am


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